It is good to have access to this Bible version. However, I have come across missing pages. At archive numbered pages 386-388, 4 actual book pages of Ecclesiasticus (Sirach/Syrach) are missing. The first part of chapter 9 is present, but there is no chapter 10, chapter 11, or the first part of chapter 12. At the end of chapter 9, it shows that “myre” should be the next word of the next page. It is not there. An entire 4-page scan is missing from this copy and, thus far, from all online copies I have seen.
It would be really GREAT to have a complete copy of this BIBLE version. It has been extremely helpful in my studies. A this time, the above mentioned is the only error I have noticed.
October 16, 2020 Subject:
Use in TV series
What a great resource! Thanks for uploading.
I'm doing some research for a period drama set in 1500s and will need to recreate this bible. I wondered if you had any info on whether I could use these images to create a prop that will used on a British television show.
August 18, 2017 Subject:
Suitable for uni students
Very pleased with this digitalisation! I am a uni student majoring in English and very grateful for it, as I am writing an essay on the Great Bible right now. Is anyone out there who knows how the correct citation format for MLA 8 looks like? I think my citation format is incorrect according to MLA 8: Cranmer, Thomas. “Great Bible, 1540.” Internet Archive, 15 October 2011, www.archive.org/details/GreatBible1540.
January 22, 2016 Subject:
1540 Great Bible
Can't thank you enough for this ministry. Although
I have a facsimile of the 1539 Great Bible it is good to be able to read it in my travels. Again thank you so much. I am celebrating 40 years in the ministry this year. God bless you all.
January 5, 2016 Subject:
Thanks very much
I think this ones by miles Coverdale. It has a quaint but authentic style and gives an insight into the culture of the time. Quite a serious departure from Gods Word in glossing over Moses sin of not honouring God at Meribah and Jehovahs subsequent judgement. An example of the French scribes "vowel pointing" of the language of their conquested nation.
A further example of leaving Gods name out replacing it with Lord supposed to appease the Jews and Catholics, but doesn't make sense in many instances.